Bruce Springsteen’s The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour started in November 1995 with shows at the State Theatre in New Brunswick and the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, and also included a November 1996 benefit concert at the Saint Rose of Lima School in Freehold, which Springsteen had attended in his youth. Later in November 1996, there were three more Jersey shows, all at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.
Springsteen is releasing the music from the first Paramount Theatre show (Nov. 24) as part of his monthly archival series. For information, visit live.brucespringsteen.net.
Springsteen performs solo on some numbers, though he has help on others from Danny Federici (on accordion), Patti Scialfa (on backing vocals) and Soozie Tyrell (on violin and backing vocals), as well as by Kevin Buell on offstage keyboards.
Here is the show’s setlist:
“Blinded by the Light”
“Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?”
“Darkness on the Edge of Town”
“Mansion on the Hill (with Scialfa and Tyrell)
“Wild Billy’s Circus Story” (with Federici and Tyrell)
“Two Hearts” (with Scialfa and Tyrell)
“When You’re Alone ” (with Scialfa and Tyrell)
“Shut Out the Light” (with Federici, Scialfa and Tyrell)
“Born in the U.S.A.”
“The Ghost of Tom Joad”
“Racing in the Street (with Tyrell)
“Across the Border”
“Working on the Highway”
“This Hard Land” (with Federici)
“Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” (with Federici and Tyrell)
“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” (with Federici)
“The Promised Land”
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